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Since MALDEF’s founding, it has been an organizational hallmark to support the next generation of lawyers who will advance the civil rights of the Latino community.
MALDEF has always sought to support law students who seek to further MALDEF’s mission of advancing the civil rights of the Latino community in the United States through the legal profession. In recent years, MALDEF has annually awarded 5-15 law school scholarships of $5,000 each to deserving law students from throughout the nation..
MALDEF’s Law School Scholarship Program is open to all law students currently enrolled full time at an accredited United States law school. Applicants are evaluated for their academic and extracurricular achievements, for their background and financial need, and, most important, for their demonstrated commitment to advancing Latino civil rights in their careers. MALDEF’s 2018-2019 Law School Scholarship Application is due Monday, January 31, 2019. Students will be notified of the results in the summer/fall of 2019.